Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Turner's tantrums

Broadcasting & Cable reports on Ted Turner's opening address at the National Association for Television Programming Executives' conference, a nostalgic reminder of how much fun he was before he entered the Land of the Former.

In those days, he would shake his fist at Black Rock (the CBS headquarters) on 52 Street, surrounded by reporters, while everyone knew he was merely pining for a seat upstairs. But the cute, outsider David vs. Goliath stuff became tougher to pull off as he amassed billions, became Vice-Chairman of Time-Warner, and -- oh yes, America's largest private landowner.

Bloggers are familiar with Godwin's Law which states:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

As this is the second time Turner has made the Murdock/Hitler allusion, it appears he is not, as some would say, another loony leftist falling victim to Godwin's Law, but something much worse - a tired cliché. (Via Drudge)

Oh - and Fox shows it can snark with the best of them:
"Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network, and now his mind," said a Fox News spokesperson. "We wish him well."


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